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Posted by mothflyer | Mar 15, 2015 @ 06:57 PM | 4,029 Views
Hey Guys,
After seeing all the cool new planes coming out with the fully molded pod and boom, it got me excited to make a mold with my new CNC router for making a SG2ish fully molded fuse. maybe we can call it the SG3

The front section is pretty close the the SG2 and that aft section is close to the shape of the Super Freak. A big thanks to Tom Siler for showing his methods for making bladder molded fuse's. If it wasn't for him, I would have no idea how to approach this project.

I will give anyone who is interested the 3D files for the fuse design. once the design is fully worked out. I plan on making the molds out of corian. I may consider making MDF male plugs for those interested in making some molds for themselves.

I will be out of town for a few weeks but when I get back I hope to get the mold made up.

What do you guys think?

Tim
Posted by mothflyer | Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:53 PM | 3,266 Views
Time to update...

I built a CNC router and am working on making molded SG2 tails. I have started machining the cores for the vertical tail and have the vacuum fixture done for machining the other side of the tail. Thanks to Tom Siler for showing his process. Next step is to cut some molds.
Posted by mothflyer | Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:06 AM | 2,734 Views
Hey Guys,
Since there is already a several lengthy threads about building the SG2, I figured I would document my build in my blog.

I built my first SG2 back in 2004, before I had kids. Now that I have kids, I have a little less spare time but I am making some good progress. I have since sold that plane and I am very excited to have a new one.

I am building it per Marks original plan to start with and after I get it done, I may make some zone v2 wings for better performance.

There are a lot of new ways of building composites these days but I think I will continue using a pod mold and rolling my own booms. A big Thank You to shaper dave for his awesome instructions for making booms. I could not have been successful with out his help. he also has some really nice planes available for a good price if anyone is interested in just buying a plane.

I am excited to try out making a "disser" wing and tails. it looks so cool and seems like it makes the parts much stiffer in torsion.

I will post some pictures of progress thus far, enjoy the show ...Continue Reading